Your heart’s job is to pump blood through the body. When the heart can’t pump blood effectively, cells begin to die and organs (such as the brain, lungs, and liver) may become damaged or even shut down.

Heart disease is one of the common reasons that people apply for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI). The most common heart conditions are:

Some of the more common heart problems which often qualify for Social Security disability benefits include chronic heart failure, chronic venous insufficiency, congestive heart failure, coronary heart failure and heart transplant.

Having a heart condition does not automatically qualify an applicant for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI). One must either meet the criteria outlined in section 4.00 of the Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments (known as the Blue Book) or be able to prove that, due to the limitations of your condition, you unable to perform any job in the national economy, considering your age, education, and past work.

Many people who qualify for SSDI for heart disease are denied the first time they apply. This is not because they don’t qualify, but because they have not provided all the documentation needed to support a disability claim.

Our Nebraska disability lawyers can help. To learn more, download a free copy of our brochure, Why You Should Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Social Security Disability Claim. Also you can call Cuddigan Law at 402-933-5405 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a free evaluation with an experienced Omaha SSDI attorney.

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